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Two suspects charged with aggravated child abuse after Huntsville 3-year-old found dead

Huntsville police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 3:55 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2019 7:52 AM

Madison County Jail records show two suspects, 34-year-old Frederick Antony Frink and 36-year-old Ashley Catron, are each charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a family member.

Both suspects were booked in the jail Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. Bond hasn't been set for either suspect.

Frederick Antony Frink and Ashley Catron

The Madison County tax assesor's website shows Frink as the owner of the house on Maple Ridge Boulevard. Court documents show Catron tested positive for Benzodiazepine three times in 2014 during divorce proceedings. Her ex-husband ended up getting custody of her two kids born in 2005 and 2002.

A second child was also transported to Huntsville Hospital on Tuesday, Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc. says.

A man claiming to be a family member of the people who live at the home stopped by the house Tuesday afternoon to see what was going on. He told WAAY 31 his nephew lived there with his three kids, two boys and a girl. He says his nephew is a good parent, and this comes as a shock to the family.

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From earlier:

An investigation is underway at Maple Ridge Boulevard in Huntsville after a 3-year-old boy died, according to Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill.

Berryhill says the child was pronounced dead at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children inside the emergency room. He had been discovered unresponsive in the home on Maple Ridge Boulevard and was transported by Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc., Berryhill says.

He says an autopsy will be performed this week at the Department of Forensics in Huntsville.

Huntsville police say the boy died sometime before 12 p.m. Tuesday, and investigators are still at Maple Ridge Boulevard.

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